Study on Existing Attacks to Reveal BitTorrent User’s IP Address in Tornetwork

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Dahal, Saurav ORCID: 0000-0002-8918-2036, Lee, Sungryoul and Shin, Seokjoo (2015) Study on Existing Attacks to Reveal BitTorrent User’s IP Address in Tornetwork. Journal of the Korea Institute of Next Generation Computing, 11 (5). 53 - 62. ISSN 1975-681X


Title in Korean is Tor 네트워크에서 BitTorrent 사용자의 IP 주소 노출 공격 기법 Tor is a popular low-latency open network that helps to defend against traffic analysis and achieves anonymity for resisting online censorship. So, it is a useful tool for those users who want to participate privately in the Internet. Different passive and active attacking schemes had been proposed to break the anonymity of Tor network. However, apart from these methods, vulnerability in application can also deanonymize Tor user. One of such vulnerable applications is BitTorrent. In this paper, several attacks targeting BitTorrent users on top of Tor that reveal their real IP address are reviewed. The advantages and disadvantages of each scheme are also discussed with comparing.

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Article is in English, but published in Korean journal

Item type Article
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Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 0805 Distributed Computing
Current > Division/Research > College of Science and Engineering
Keywords Anonymous networks; BitTorrent; deanonymization; Tor
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